Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms
Many women view menopause as a burden and tend to focus on the negative effects and symptoms that are often accompanied by the change. However, there are also some really great changes to look forward to. Some of the benefits of menopause may be that you become far more intuitive, you are no longer satisfied with the status quo, or that you find your voice in a different way. Traveling Breeze thinks this is a beautiful outlook on the transition that women go through, and we want to help you overcome some of those hindering symptoms and get you on the right track to discovering the pleasures of menopause.
Here are some Natural Remedies for Menopause Symptoms:
Many women have indicated an increase in feeling stressed, overwhelmed and anxious during the menopause transition. Stress has been linked to symptoms such as hot flashes and low libido. Stress can be the culprit behind additional imbalances in hormones and neurotransmitters that affect mood as well as mental function, thyroid function, digestive function, and especially blood sugar imbalances. To prohibit symptom onsets caused by stressed, it's important to find a solution for decreasing stress levels. Some great stress relieving techniques to try are: meditating, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, acupuncture, and massage.
One of the symptoms that many women experience during menopause is weight gain. This is caused by the fluctuation of estrogen levels that tend to cause the body to store fat. Fat produces estrogen, which creates more fat - thus causing a continuing cycle of weight gain. By exercising regularly, you can reduce your risk of unwanted weight gain and produce more energy to get you through your daily activities. Exercising also reduces irritability and, for some women, hot flashes.
Improve Nutritional Intake
There are several ways to improve menopausal symptoms by simply eating better and consuming enough vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. Women's diets are often low in calcium and iron. Eat and drink two to four servings of dairy products and calcium-rich foods a day. Eat at least three servings of iron-rich foods a day. And don't forget that most adult women should get about 21 grams of fiber a day. There are some herbal supplements that may help with menopausal symptoms too. Ginseng and passion fruit have shown to help reduce irritability and sleep disturbances. Black Cohosh and Red Clover may reduce hot flashes. And over time, studies have shown that regularly taking Chasteberry has reduced the release of prolactin and increased estrogen production.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Menopause symptoms can have a serious affect on your sleep pattern. Not only does lack of decent sleep reduce your energy levels, but it can also cause a number of other health issues. Most notably, these include hot flashes, mood disorders, insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep problems are often accompanied by depression and anxiety. To help prevent the problems related to lack of sleep due to menopause, dress in lightweight clothes to improve sleep efficiency. Avoid heavy, insulating blankets and consider using a fan or air conditioning to cool the air and increase circulation.
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Although menopause does have it's downfalls, many women find that this time in their life actually helps them to discover a more independent and empowered side of themselves that they didn't know they were capable of. Traveling Breeze hopes that these natural remedies help to relieve menopause symptoms and get you back to embracing the pleasures that menopause can bring!
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- david kasprzyk